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Eve: Valkyrie Pre-Alpha Registration Ongoing

The world of virtual reality is ever-expanding and what better way than to have a Triple-A game, released by the Sci-Fi experts over at CCP Games, as a launch title for the Oculus Rift? Earlier this year CCP…

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Students Create Physical Feedback Glove for Virtual Reality

There is no doubt that in the past few years the virtual reality market has grown exponentially, with kits such as the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive looking to be released in the very near future,…

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Microsoft Believes That Virtual Reality Is Not a ‘Now’ Thing

Two virtual reality headsets are confirmed to hit the marked in late 2015, early 2016, with many more to come afterwards. Games developers are already working on titles that would take advantage of the latter tech,…

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Guy Creates Annoyingly-Cool Game on Nintendo’s Virtual Boy

Nintendo’s Virtual Boy has been a failure into virtual reality gaming since it got released, but twenty years after it hit the market, someone finally found a way to spice things up with it. Hackaday stated…

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Valve Announced That Its SteamVR Headset Will Be Free for Developers

Since Valve and HTC teamed up to make their VR headset, nobody but them could toy around with it. Now it seems that Valve and HTC are planning to offer the development kit for the HTC…

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Valve VR Demo Looks Similar to Myst, Only Extremely Detailed

Valve’s virtual reality setup only allowed you to walk in areas the size of small rooms. This is really an issue today, since a lot of titles, especially fantasy ones, come in vast environments full of…

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VR Portal Tech Demo Screenshots Give First Glimpse of Source 2 Engine

Valve has released the first screenshots of its new Source 2 game engine, taken from the VR Portal Tech Demo it screened at GDC2015. Joe Ludwig, a programmer at Valve, confirmed before the show that the…

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Virtual Reality Motion Sickness Solved by Valve

Oculus Rift and other VR technologies are known to cause motion sickness after just a few minutes of use, though it may vary depending on the individual using it and the type of game played. However,…

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Project Morpheus for PS4 Photos and Demo Screenshots Revealed

Sony Computer Entertainment has revealed photos of its sleek new Project Morpheus model for PlayStation 4. The device could be the best-looking virtual reality headset yet, putting the bulky, blocky lines of the Oculus Rift to…

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Unity 5 Released, Including Fully Featured Free Version!

Unity 5 is finally here! This has proven to be a quick response to Epic’s shocking shift in making Unreal Engine 4 free last weekend. Unity 5 brings “over a thousand” improvements, including making the engine…

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Björk’s Next Music Video Made For Oculus Rift

Icelandic music artist Björk is known for her pioneering use of technology, both in her songs and their accompanying videos (Chris Cunningham’s video for her song All is Full of Love, below, is a particular highlight),…

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HTC to Release Virtual Reality Headset in March

Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC is to launch its first virtual reality headset this March, according to Chinese newspaper Commercial Times. VR headsets are certainly en vogue. Prompted by the impressive Oculus Rift, we’ve since seen the…

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Steam Will Present Final Steam Controller and VR Hardware at GDC

It’s been a long time since Valve first showed us their idea for the steam box and controller as pictured above. The final stage of this project is almost upon us as Valve is gearing up…

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Google and Mattel Relaunch View-Master as Virtual Reality Headset

The View-Master, the stereoscope viewer that was a fixture in most late-20th Century toxboxes, has been updated by Mattel and Google to become a virtual reality headset. Looking more like the Oculus Rift than the classic…

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Virtual Reality Headsets Being Offered to Airline Passengers

Long haul flights can be exhausting, being stick in a pressurized cabin with no escape other than a small TV screen, a peek out the window or the blindfold to help you sleep. At least that…

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HP Debuts Zvr Virtual Reality Display

HP is taking a step closer to VR and transforms the way we can interact with our computers with the new Zvr Virtual Reality Display. You can rotate, manipulate and navigate 3D images from the 23.6-inch…

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Oculus Rift DK2 VR Covers Review

Introduction While I love reviewing all the latest and greatest hardware, such as the Oculus Rift DK2, every now and then I like to stop and appreciate the smaller accessories that can improve my day-to-day desktop…

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Samsung VR Headset Available for $199

As of Monday, Samsung’s virtual reality headset, the Gear VR, is available in the US through AT&T and the Samsung website for $199. The headset works by using the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (if you have…

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Oculus Rift DK2 VR Headset Review

Introduction Oculus VR is one of the hottest technology companies of a generation, promising huge innovations in the way we consume content such as computer games and movies. While their consumer ready CV1 (Consumer Version 1)…

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Apple Job Vacancy Suggests Virtual Reality Development

Virtual Reality (VR) is widely considered to be the next frontier for technology companies. With touch-screen technology being perfected and implemented within various devices and 3D displays becoming increasingly common, the next piece of Sci-Fi tech…

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The Oculus Rift Killer is Here: 3DHead

This is “kinda like Oculus, it’s totally immersive” the video opens, showing off 3DHead. I don’t even know what to say, but you really need to just watch the trailer, above, to get into it. This…

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Job Posting Reveals Apple Working on Virtual Reality

One of the best ways to get an idea of what Apple is doing behind the scenes is to check their job boards. 9to5Mac reports on a new posting that reveals that Apple is looking for a…

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Samsung Gear VR On Sale Next Month for $199

Samsung has just announced that it will be selling its Gear VR headset next month, priced at $199. Keep in mind you’ll need the Galaxy Note 4, also made by Samsung, for it to work –…

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James Cameron Unimpressed with VR and Oculus

James Cameron may be pushing to shoot films in ultra high-definition, with higher frame rates and in 3D, but he doesn’t seem to be interested in the current VR technology trends. Despite pushing for the best…

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Test Drive a New Car With Oculus Rift

Not a day goes by when I don’t hear of some new and potentially industry changing innovation from the world of VR; today is no different. The Oculus may still be about a year away from releasing…

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Samsung Gear VR Headset Pre-Orders Now Available

The Samsung Gear VR was revealed just a couple of days ago and already the device is available for pre-order! While it is still in development kit stage, known as the “Gear VR Innovator Edition”, you can…

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3D Video Streaming & Social VR Prototype Revealed for Oculus Rift

Convrge Team have created their first prototype for Oculus Rift and while it is incredibly rough around the edges, it does show some interesting features that can be squeezed out of off-the-shelf components such as the…